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Meritorious and Long Service Recognised

Article posted: Dec 20, 2007 by sl6

At the South & East Midlands Wing Staff Christmas Dinner, Wing Commander Nigel Dickinson presented a Cadet Forces Medal (CFM), a Clasp to the CFM and a Meritorious Service Award.

Adult Warrant Officer Andy Hubbard was presented with a Certificate of Meritorious Service in recognition of his hard work within the Wing. Andy has been a regular feature marking the Wing Field Day Drill Competition and has been ever present at wing events in his role as a Warrant Officer maintaining discipline. However, the award was for the hard work and commitment Andy has shown in his role as a shooting officer. Andy has used his qualifications to ensure that cadets at four squadrons within the Leicester area are able to shoot even though these squadrons do not have a shooting officer of their own.


Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson presenting the Commandant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service to AWO Andy Hubbard.

For twelve years service as a uniformed Officer, Flight Lieutenant Julie Flynn received her CFM. Julie is Officer Commanding 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron as well as being a mother, businesswoman and wife of Wing Staff Officer, Squadron Leader Andy Flynn.


Flt Lt Julie Flynn receiving her Cadet Forces Medal from Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson.

Marking eighteen years in uniform, Wing Staff Officer Squadron Leader Sarah Mayoh-Smith was presented with the Clasp to her CFM. Sarah has Wing responsibility for First Aid, Media and Communications and five squadrons. Sarah is married to Flight Lieutenant Steve Mayoh-Smith, Officer Commanding 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron.


Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson presenting the Clasp to the Cadet Forces Medal to Sqn Ldr Sarah Mayoh-Smith.

The Wing Commander praised both Wing Staff and those who give time to help run Wing events and training courses. “Without this help, South and East Midlands Wing would not enjoy the success it has achieved”.

The Wing Staff Christmas Dinner was held at the Quorn Hotel, Quorn in Leicestershire.